Normally I dislike New Year's eve and see it as the end of another year that I didn't do such and such or go wherever. I have always found it to be the second most depressing day of the year.
But not this year. 2008 will go in my diary as one of , if not THE worse year of my life. It began in early January 08 with my Mom's first of four hospital stays. And she continued to get weaker as the year passed. And as her health declined my worry and fears grew. That brings us top December 6th. The day my Mom passed. I miss you so Mom.
2008 also saw three other family passings. An uncle in April, a great aunt in July and a great uncle in October. Not a good year.
So you see this is one year I am not at all sorry is almost over. Only five or so hours to go.
The photo above sums up my sentiment for 2008. I made this for one of my sister's 50th birthday this past July.
I am hoping the upcoming year will bring me healing. But most of all my wish for all my family and friends is that 2009 bring us all good health, good friends, love, laughter, peace and lots of wonderful stitching.
Happy New Year to all!
Love and stitches